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Old 11-07-2017, 12:53 AM
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Default Who is the best British rock drummer of 2017?

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Old 11-07-2017, 01:44 AM
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Who?

There're only two British rock drummers: Ringo Starr and Charlie Watts. ;)
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:49 AM
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"British Rock" Drummer
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or British "Rock Drummer"?

I just wanna see if drummers like Tre Cool are in the running.
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:50 AM
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There're only two British rock drummers: Ringo Starr and Charlie Watts. ;)
And Bobby Graham and Bob Henrit. :)

Seriously, I know one drummer's name on there, and I've heard of 3 of the bands. I wonder who submitted the names? I looked at the Best Session Drummer poll on the same site, and it was a similarly odd list.

But such is the pitfall of polls in general, they're never truly comprehensive, and therefore never truly accurate.

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Old 11-07-2017, 01:55 AM
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And Bobby Graham and Bob Henrit. :)

Seriously, I know one drummer's name on there, and I've heard of 3 of the bands. I wonder who submitted the names? I looked at the Best Session Drummer poll on the same site, and it was a similarly odd list.

But such is the pitfall of polls in general, they're never truly comprehensive, and therefore never truly accurate.

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Old 11-07-2017, 02:09 AM
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I'd only heard of about half of these players so I decided to check them all out. I have to say my favourite turned out to be one that I'd never heard of - Gareth Grover from Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes. Man that guy can play! Brilliant groove, timing and chops. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP8...8-kw7KpKvxmPeQ


Too bad he probably won't win as he's not as well known as some of the others. That of course is the big downfall of polls - most people are lazy and don't bother to check out all the contenders.
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:06 AM
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I don't know anyone of the list. Damn, I am now officially an old fart. :-P
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:07 AM
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The correct answer on that poll is Steve White.

Best drummer this country has produced in a long time. The guy has it all.
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:19 PM
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The correct answer on that poll is Steve White.

Best drummer this country has produced in a long time. The guy has it all.
I opened this thread to post the same thing. Nicest bloke in the world too.
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:24 PM
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I've having trouble accessing the list. Is Craig Blundell on there?
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:36 PM
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I've having trouble accessing the list. Is Craig Blundell on there?
The list:

Rufus Taylor (The Darkness)
Dan McDougall (Liam Gallagher)
Gareth Grover (Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes)
Ian Matthews (Kasabian)
Josh Macintyre (Marmozets)
Eddy Thrower (Lower Than Atlantis)
Jamie Morrison (Stereophonics)
Ben Thatcher (Royal Blood)
Dom Howard (Muse)
Steve White (The Family Silver)
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:12 PM
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Thank you very much, sir.
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:27 PM
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I opened this thread to post the same thing. Nicest bloke in the world too.
He really is. Great guy and an absolute gent.
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Old 11-07-2017, 03:43 PM
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Glad to see Ben Thatcher on there. Saw Royal Blood live last year and was thoroughly impressed by his playing.
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Old 11-07-2017, 03:52 PM
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Okay, I must correct my previous statement. Steve White. I do know him. The guy that made the Yamaha Recording Custom snare video. :-)

But honestly, if they include White, who is 52, why are other rockdrummers not included, like Mel Gaynor, Karl Brazil or Steven Ferrone or Ian Paice?
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Old 11-07-2017, 04:18 PM
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Would Steve White want to be known as a rock drummer? He's far more than that!

No Gary O'Toole either. (Check Genesis Re-visited Steve Hackett), Gavin Harrison, Carl Palmer, Ian Paice, Barriemore Barlow.

Surveys are always good for getting bites :)
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Old 11-07-2017, 04:59 PM
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Would Steve White want to be known as a rock drummer? He's far more than that!

No Gary O'Toole either. (Check Genesis Re-visited Steve Hackett), Gavin Harrison, Carl Palmer, Ian Paice, Barriemore Barlow.

Surveys are always good for getting bites :)
Looking at that list I guess it’s drummers who have released records this year, or have played high profile shows (Muse haven’t released a record to my knowledge but have toured)

Other than Steve White for me it’s a very questionable list that as the norm with these type of polls and isn’t a reflection on the best ‘rock’ drummers in the U.K currently.

But this is a magazine that recently gave a 6 (or so) page major feature to the teenage son of Mike Portnoy after all....
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:01 PM
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Wait...

"British Rock" Drummer
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or British "Rock Drummer"?

I just wanna see if drummers like Tre Cool are in the running.
If he capitalized both British and Rock, then it would be the type of rock.
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:02 PM
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Glad to see Ben Thatcher on there. Saw Royal Blood live last year and was thoroughly impressed by his playing.
Says it all about me that when I see the name Ben Thatcher I think of the former Wimbledon and Man City left back, known for hospitalizing Pedro Mendes after elbowing him during a game.
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Old 11-07-2017, 06:22 PM
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Says it all about me that when I see the name Ben Thatcher I think of the former Wimbledon and Man City left back, known for hospitalizing Pedro Mendes after elbowing him during a game.
Same. Ah, the days before things got weird and Citeh became one of the major forces in English Football.

Still feels very weird (and wrong) to say that.
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Old 11-07-2017, 06:31 PM
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Same. Ah, the days before things got weird and Citeh became one of the major forces in English Football.

Still feels very weird (and wrong) to say that.
Nicky Weaver, Richard Dunne. Those were the days.

I support the same team as Whitey, by the way. Although we're both boycotting.
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Old 11-07-2017, 06:47 PM
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Nicky Weaver, Richard Dunne. Those were the days.

I support the same team as Whitey, by the way. Although we're both boycotting.
I donít blame you, the way Charlton are being run by the current owners is nothing short of a disgrace.

Good on you for taking a stand.
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Old 11-07-2017, 06:52 PM
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I donít blame you, the way Charlton are being run by the current owners is nothing short of a disgrace.

Good on you for taking a stand.
Thanks mate. Appreciate that. The day they sell will be like the first day of spring after a dark, bitter winter.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:25 PM
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Don't start me!

Several years ago this magazine did a similar poll for best British drummer and shortly before the poll ended they posted on Facebook that one drummer was well ahead of everyone else, but amazingly John Bonham was only second. Surprise surprise that information generated a surge of sheep like voting that elevated John Bonham to first and elbowed Steve White down to second.
Now I'm not saying Steve White is "better" than John Bonham but it was a missed opportunity to celebrate the new breed instead of always being tied down to the past. Not only is Steve White a great drummer but he's a well regarded educator, ambassador for drumming in general and an all round nice bloke.
And missing Craig Blundell is a big mistake too, he may not have released a Frost* album this year but just check out his home video of him playing Towerblock on his Facebook page. That mans a monster, and like Steve White an excellent educator, ambassador and nice bloke.
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:20 PM
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I haven't heard them all, but I doubt there's a better drummer than Ben Thatcher on the list.

For those proposing best Senior Citizen British Drummer, Bev Bevan would be my choice.
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:47 PM
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Nicky Weaver, Richard Dunne. Those were the days.
Well as a Gillingham fan, I'll never forget Nicky Weaver because of THAT play-off final.

I don't like how some people on this forum just dismiss current drummers just because they've never heard of them and then just harp on about the good ol' days. You haven't heard someone or heard of them because you haven't tried, so you've only got yourselves to blame.

People moan these days because there are no potential legends being created, but what hope have they got if people just sit there and say, "never heard of them", without giving them a chance? It's the same as when Brits say, "I don't like the French", without ever having met a French person.
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:12 PM
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Has Simon Phillips retired?
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:45 PM
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Anyone mention Gavin Harrison yet? :)
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:18 AM
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The same drummer who was best British rock drummer from 1968 to 2016: Ian Paice.
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:38 AM
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Hope this link works, Craig Blundell playing Towerblock.

https://www.facebook.com/craigblunde...5067501583029/
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Just wondering if Estonia and Namibia have their 'best' drummer lists out for this year.
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It's a real shame a lot of you older guys haven't heard of these bands; most of them make music that'd be right up your alley. Guitar bands are back in style, at least in the UK.
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:56 PM
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I really like the kid from Bring Me The Horizon. Straightforward, but still original and sometimes complex. Plays to the music but still finds a way to stand out.

If we were talking Australia, the guy from Twelve Foot Ninja is the man. He does SO much with so little. I love it.
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I don't know many drummers on that list, but I know Eddy Thrower, he's excellent.


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probably the biggest one to take on Buddy Rich, Kenny Verrell!
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The correct answer on that poll is Steve White.

Best drummer this country has produced in a long time. The guy has it all.

Nah. He's a great player but not even close to best. That would be Mr Harrison. :D
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I would have to vote for Steve Ferrone of Avgerage White band and Tom Petty more recently.
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Poor old Bill Bruford. How quickly we forget :)

And let's not forget Aynsley Dunbar, who has to be up there with credits including Zappa, Bowie, Lou Reed, Herbie Mann, Michael Schenker, Mick Ronson, Nils Lofgren, Ian Hunter, Paul Kantner, Journey, Sammy Hagar, Jefferson Starship, Whitesnake, Ronnie Montrose, UFO, and Jake E Lee - amongst others.

Still, Simon Phillips and Gavin Harrison (thanks for the reminder, Andy) are the probably most jaw dropping British players I've heard. Bruford the most imaginative and interesting to me. Dunbar was versatile and virtuosic at a time when not nearly so many players were virtuosos or capable of playing most genres authentically.
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Old 11-28-2017, 05:26 AM
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And the results of the survey are in. I won't give any spoilers, I'll let you check it out for yourself: http://www.musicradar.com/news/the-1...orld-right-now
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Old 11-28-2017, 05:29 AM
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Ian Paice is still alive, thus a list is not necessary.
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